UDBeernut (1422) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with foamy off white head that reduces to a lacing cap that coats my glass. Nose smells like the packet of EKG hops i opened this morning during my brewing session. Taste starts with bitterness of grapefruit, orange peel, and slight pine. This gives way to gentle sweetness and faint biscuit. Full body. Yeah... Go Syracuse!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of faint rose, grapefruit, and strawberry. Flavor is bready grapefruit, orange rind, light pine biscuit, and a hint of tangerine. Thick mouthfeel. Not bad.
BoostIPA (1058) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, very dark amber with a large light tan head that lasts for a while. Aromas of caramel and bitter hops dominate the nose. Taste follows suit - bitter, hoppy, but most important is the extra dry finish. I fucking love beers that finish really dry. Compare this to palate wrecker which is a sticky syrupy sweet finish which I loathe. This is a very solid beer. I say this because it has an assertive - yet not overly agressive - hop bitterness that is balanced by a dry, biscuity maltiness. Very nice. This is a very refreshing oasis in a sea of overly sweet DIPA’s.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Been a while since I had this, seemed to be shied away from this for a long time. Better than I remembered. A bit bitter on the finish, pine, some sweet malt but still a slight odd yeast character for me.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rubescent and brassy body with an extra poofy and foamy caramel head. Zesty, earthy, mildly floral nose with some soapy esters mixed with sweet caramel. Fruity and luscious, viscous body. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel punctuated by candi sugar. A tad cough syrupy on the aftertaste.
arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish color. Taste is pretty hoppy but not too great. Drank while cleaning the car!
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate malt and hop aroma. Hazy brown and red color with a medium tan head. Sweet beginning with a dry bitter finish.
rob6239 (563) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Cole’s Buffalo. Poured clear and dark with thick white head, pine hop aroma. Tastes hoppy with a bit of a nuttty taste also.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Matt - another terrible label design by Middle Ages tricked me into expecting the worst. I guess I was pleasantly surprised. Nose is soapy and pine hops. Huge caramel toffee. Raisins. Very dry, pine resins but not that bitter. Touch oxidation. Burnt sugar. Not bad.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a ruby color color with a huge tan head...nice lacing and retention. Smells like turkey hill raspberry iced tea. Tastes much the same with a hint of caramel malt. Finish is like unsweetened tea. This is a horrendous beer.